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    I hope that being taken seriously isn't a goal of...

    I hope that being taken seriously isn't a goal of yours. Insulting nicknames for people, let alone books, are the rhetorical tactic of a nine-year-old.
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    I don't apply just a single hermeneutic to...

    I don't apply just a single hermeneutic to reading the Bible (or any other sacred text); I do strongly oppose both literalism and race-centric readings, for reasons we could discuss at length if I...
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    I see that your "Atheists" are a lot like your...

    I see that your "Atheists" are a lot like your "Left". How can you regularly interact with people week after week of your life without getting to know any of them?
  4. With that celebrity line-up, I'd say they got a...

    With that celebrity line-up, I'd say they got a hell of a bargain on their tickets.
  5. I am shocked... shocked... to learn that there is...

    I am shocked... shocked... to learn that there is subterfuge going on in this establishment!

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    Seriously though, the devil was always a liar. When the sons of the devil lie, they speak...
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    I think Mayor Pete is nearly guaranteed a place...

    My preference is and has been Mayor Pete but if he can’t start standing out from the crowd, I’m going to cut him off and start supporting another. He’s just not getting any traction.
    Meanwhile,...
  7. I don't know why you think the news hasn't been...

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    What does this tell us about what our priorities are, the media's priorities are, our level of empathy for strangers?[/QUOTE]
    I don't know why you think the news hasn't been reporting on...
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    I voted for Romney in the primaries back in 2012....

    Yeah, I never got that. Public voting for the top member of what is essentially a private organization.

    Republicans did that in Michigan, crossed over and got ambulance chaser Jeffrey Fieger the...
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    As it happens, I've just dug into Andrew...

    As it happens, I've just dug into Andrew Skilton's Concise History of Buddhism. Not exactly as easy a read as the title would seem to apply, but already useful and refreshingly non-partisan for a...
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    Poll: I don't think Pompeo has long. He was rather...

    I don't think Pompeo has long. He was rather openly sardonic about Bolton's firing on the radio earlier today, not a good survival skill in Trump's White House.
  11. The Supreme Court would surely get involved if...

    What court?
    Who would rule on the 25th?[/QUOTE]

    The Supreme Court would surely get involved if the bid was in any way successful. It's largely untried law, and the President likes to sure people....
  12. It's not about the Amendment, it's about courts...

    Based on what...? What do you see in the Amendment that makes it a matter for registered doctors?[/QUOTE]

    It's not about the Amendment, it's about courts and how they work, especially hostile...
  13. Betcha lots of money the Supreme Court would not...

    But the 25th Amendment, like Impeachment, is a political action.

    Just says if the politicians decide this guy cannot be President, nothing about obtaining 'the advice of qualified chirurgien,...
  14. Diagnoses are pretty important if you're hoping...

    that is not a material difference.. that is a rather immaterial one (a technicality, as it were).
    It's like when a ballplayer hits it out of the park, but the scoreboard for some reason never...
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    I think you and I might have differing...

    Much of the polygamy is with the polygamist branch of the Mormons. It's mostly abusive.[/QUOTE]

    I think you and I might have differing definitions of "evidence".
  16. One of those things results in a formal...

    so he's just playing a psychopath on TV? How is that materially different, when it comes to public servants?[/QUOTE]

    One of those things results in a formal diagnosis, and the other does not.
  17. How could they have? That concept was more than a...

    How could they have? That concept was more than a millennium away from being invented at the time when even the last of the NT was being composed.
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    If your response to Fukushima and Chernobyl is...

    A power plant built in the 70s is not necessarily "rapidly corroding". Is the "earthquake fault" a reference to Fukushima? Nobody died as a result of it. And even if we count in Chernobyl, nuclear...
  19. You should study fascism, you may find it an...

    For instance, "United" is always a lie in politics.[/QUOTE]

    "United" is neither a governmental system nor an economic system.[/QUOTE]

    You should study fascism, you may find it an interesting...
  20. I'm not going to bandy words about if your goal...

    Neat trick -- relativize everything so that religion comes out seeming as good a source for knowledge as anything else.

    The description of science wasn't me lavishing adoration on it. It's just a...
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    Do you have any evidence that polygamous...

    I see no reason the government should limit the number in a marriage, nor any reason to prohibit a group joining a group. On the other hand, most polygamous marriages are somewhat abusive. I would...
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    Safety is a relative term. It is safer to live...

    Agreed. Very safe bet. Very political of Warren. Very similar to how some republicans claim that global warming is a Chinese made myth to appeal to their voters. However, I don't have patience...
  23. Who you trust to be an authority is a reflection...

    So there are clerics that have seen God and can show others what they've seen?

    In science they have to show what they've seen. If non-specialists can't understand all the information that science...
  24. It seems odd to request that Bible verses not be...

    It seems odd to request that Bible verses not be discussed, when the OP is entirely based on one...

    I can see where belief without seeing is necessary in many cases, though- not everything can be...
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    Nuclear plants are generally unpopular,...

    Nuclear plants are generally unpopular, especially in the areas where Democratic likely voters tend to reside. So this actually strikes me as a fairly safe bet, at least in terms of primaries logic....
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